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Yee Leung

Yee Leung - Professor, Gynaecologic Oncology

Yee Leung

Professor, Gynaecologic Oncology
  • Yee Leung is a Clinical Academic at The University of Western Australia. He is a RANZCOG Certified Gynaecologic Oncologist, actively involved in managing women with gynaecologic cancer and precancerous diagnoses.

    He is actively engaged in non clinical professional work including:
    • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Board member; Chair of the Women’s Health Committee; Member of the Examination and Assessment Committee, Honours Committee, New Zealand Affairs Committee, CGO Examination Committee
    • Australian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Committee of Management non office bearer
    • Cancer Australia Advisory Group member
    • Australian Gynaecologic Cancer Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee member
    • Women and Infants Research Foundation Honorary Board of Management
    • Anatomy of Complications Workshop Executive
    • Women and Newborn Health Service Head of Department in Gynaecologic Oncology; Director of Surgical Education; Member of the MAC, GPIC, GSMSC, OGIDMC, PSMSC
    • The University of Western Australia Medical Student examinations, tutorials and lecturer; Broadening Unit lecturer

    Previous commitments include:
    • NHMRC Grant Review Panel member 2013 and 2014
    • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associate Editor 2014 – 2017
  • Supervisor for PhD students

    Project Biobank
    Instrumental in setting up the Gynaecologic Cancer Biospecimen Bank with Dr Nik Zeps. The Western Australian Gynaecologic Cancer Service is involved in the management of over 96.1% of all Gynaecologic Cancers in Western Australia. The Biospecimen Bank is a valuable resource for current and future research in Gynaecologic Cancers

    Clinico-pathological projects
    Active involvement in recruitment and ongoing research arising from the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study (AOCS) and the Australian Endometrial Cancer Study (ANECS)

    Clinical trials
    Involvement in clinical trials related to gynaecologic cancer including the place of laparoscopic surgery in the management of endometrial cancer (LACE, feMMe, see current projects)
    • Proof of concept cervical HPV treatment trial, 2016 SHRAC Research Translation Project Grant $238,976
    • feMMe: A Phase II Randomised Clinical Trial of Mirena +/- Metformin +/- Weight Loss Intervention in Patients with Early Stage Cancer of the Endometrium (Clinical Trial Registry NCT01686126) 
    • OPAL: The Ovarian Cancer Prognosis and Lifestyle Study, NHMRC
    • LACE: An international Phase III multi-centre randomised clinical trial comparing Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) with Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (TAH) for the Treatment of Endometrial Cancer Long Term Followup
    • SWANS: The Surgical Work-team Advanced Non-technical Skills Program at Anatomy of Complications Workshops and at WNHS SHRAC 2015 Research Translation Project Grant
  • MBBS (UWA)
  • KEMH Board Fellowship 1993, 1994
    Doctor of the Year SJOG Murdoch 2011
    1. Janda M, Gebski V, Davies LC et al. Effect of Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy vs Total Abdominal Hysterectomy onDisease-Free Survival Among Women With Stage I Endometrial Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017 Mar 28;317(12):1224-1233. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.2068.
    2. Munro A, Leung Y, Spilsbury K, et al. Comparison of cold knife cone biopsy and loop electrosurgical excision procedure in the management of cervical adenocarcinoma in situ: What is the gold standard? Gynecol Oncol. 2015 May; 137(2): 258-63.
    3. Beesley VL, Rowlands IJ, Hayes SC, et al. Australian National Endometrial Cancer Study Group. Incidence, risk factors and estimates of a woman's risk of developing secondary lower limb lymphedema and lymphedema-specific supportive care needs in women treated for endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Jan; 136(1): 87-93.
    4. Anuradha S, Webb PM, Blomfield P, et al. Survival of Australian women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer: a population-based study. Med J Aust. 2014 Sep 1; 201(5): 283-8
    5. Janda M, Gebski V, Brand A et al. Quality of life after total laparoscopic hysterectomy versus total abdominal hysterectomy for stage I endometrial cancer (LACE): a randomised trial. Lancet Oncol. 2010 Aug;11(8):772-80. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(10)70145-5. Epub 2010 Jul 16.
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